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  • Donald surges into lead at RBC Heritage

  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday.
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  • HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday.
    Donald has done just about everything on Harbour Town Golf Links the past five years — except win. He lost in a playoff to Brandt Snedeker here in 2011, part of a run of four top-three finishes since 2009. Donald had an eagle and six birdies to finish at 8-under 205 and carry the lead into today here for the second time in that stretch.
    Huh shot a 68 and was at 6 under.
    Major champions Charl Schwartzel (68) and Jim Furyk (71), Nicholas Thompson (68) and Ben Martin (71) were tied for third at 5 under.
    Matt Kuchar, ranked sixth in the world, shot 70 as part of a group of five golfers another shot back at 4 under.
    LPGA LOTTE Championship
    At Kapolei, Hawaii, Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
    The 24-year-old American finished at 14-under 274 after coming into the final round trailing third-round leader Angela Stanford by four shots after Friday's play. It was Wie's third career victory on the LPGA Tour, and first since taking the CN Canadian Women's Open in 2010.
    Stanford had her worst round of the tournament, shooting a 1-over 73 that put her at 12-under 276 and two shots behind Wie. Top-ranked Inbee Park finished third with an 11-under 277.
    Malaysian Open
    At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Lee Westwood saw his four-shot lead trimmed to just one Saturday after a bogey at the final hole of the third round of the Malaysian Open.
    Westwood shot a 1-under 71 for a three-round total of 14-under 202, but is only one shot ahead of English compatriot Andy Sullivan, who had a 66 as he chases his first tour title. Frenchman Julien Quesne is another three shots back in third place after a 69.
    Westwood, who turns 41 next week, won the Malaysian Open in 1997 and is looking for a repeat to end a near two-year winless drought. For a third day in a row he birdied the opening hole of the Kuala Lumpur Golf Club course before dropping a shot with a three-putt bogey at the second.
    Greater Gwinnett Championship
    At Duluth, Ga., Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 2-under 70 to take a one-stroke lead at the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
    Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples each had a 68 in the second round. Langer is one stroke back of Jimenez and Couples is two back, setting up today's all-star final group.
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